• Account
  • View Shopping Cart

Menu Search View Shopping Cart Call Us

1935 Martin D-18 Acoustic Guitar #61263 - Used  From Martin

A Holy-Grail Status Pre-War Martin D-18!


Our product photos are the actual, specific serial number for sale!

This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. Questions about what you see? Want more information, photos, or just a friendly conversation with someone that cares and who has actually had their hands on this exact item? Contact us now!

Buy Pre-owned from Sound Pure with Absolute Confidence

Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
Our Current Used/Vintage Collection »

Sound Pure's Consignment Program »

Luthier Certification for Used Instruments »

Martin and Co.

"Gone, Baby, Gone"

This one is sold. Don't miss the next one. Some things never even make it to the site so stay up to date on our used collection.

We get in many oddities, rare and vintage products, most of which go fast. If you're on the hunt for something specific, something unique, or something priced right, let us notify you on our used collection before the items even hit the site.

Want to know if one lands?

Notify Me

Want to discuss what's coming?

What We Think

Condition: Used, Good

A true vintage gem! This D-18 is one of Martin's Original Dreadnoughts from their most prized era. Though its age shows in a few places, this mahogany backed beauty's sound has aged like fine wine! With its crystal clear, bright, and loud tone you'd be hard pressed to find a more desireable acoustic on the marketplace. We're overjoyed having this in the shop, but we know it'll look best in your home. Contact us as soon as possible to snatch up this once in a lifetime find!

SP Luthier Notes: Replace Saddle, Pull and Plane, Crack Repairs, Setup

Replaced Bridge Plate with Ebony Reinforcement

Bridge has been re-glued

Neck has been reset

Frets were likely replaced


2 Cracks at the waist

Crush damage to the top, treble side of lower bout

Numerous Dips/Wear/Case Bites

2 Hairline side cracks on bass side

Crush/Crack repair on treble side adjacent to top damage, imperfect finish touchup

Long back crack repair, treble side, reinforced on the inside

Seam separation on back at the neck block

3 Cracks at the heel block


About Manufacturer

For well over a century and a half, The Martin Guitar Company has been continuously producing acoustic instruments that are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. The Martin Guitar Company has, through the years, managed to survive with each succeeding generation from C. F. Martin, Sr.?s Stauffer influenced creations of the 1830s to recent developments introduced by C. F. Martin IV. Continuous operation under family management is a feat bordering on the remarkable, reflecting six generations of dedication to the guitarmaker?s craft. In or out of the music industry, C. F. Martin has few rivals for sheer staying power. Throughout its colorful history, the company has adapted successfully to continual changes in product design, distribution systems, and manufacturing methods. In spite of the many changes, C. F. Martin has never veered away from its initial commitment to quality. The concern for producing the finest instruments possible in 1833 is especially evident today at Martin?s expanded facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The story behind one of America?s most famous guitars began on January 31, 1796, in Markneukirchen, Germany, with the birth of Christian Frederick Martin, Sr. Born into a long line of cabinet makers, Christian Frederick took up the family craft at the early age of 15, when he left his hometown and traveled to Vienna to apprentice with Johann Stauffer, a renowned guitar maker.


Model: D-18

Year: 1935

Serial Number: 61263

Top: Adirondack Spruce

Back/Sides: Mahogany with One-Ply Rosewood Binding

Bracing: Scalloped

Finish: Gloss

Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Radius: 14"

Bridge: Ebony

Frets to the Body: 14

Nut Width: 1.785"

String Spacing at 12th Fret: 1.925

String Spacing at Saddle: 2.345"

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Top Width: 15 5/8"

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Case: Hardshell